August Band of the Month: Starset
Starset was formed by Downplay vocalist Dustin Bates in 2013 and he takes the roles of lead singer and songwriter whilst also playing the keyboard. Bates' interest in astronomy was first fueled when acquiring his PhD in electrical engineering as he studied at Ohio University. He also has completed research for the U.S. Air Force and taught at the International Space University.
The band released their debut album Transmissions on July 8, 2014. Starset is part of the group, The Starset Society, who are meant to help develop on the scientific and political themes ofTransmissions. The music on Transmissions has been compared to the style of Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Skillet, 30 Seconds to Mars, Three Days Grace and Red.